Lily Collins

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The rock star’s daughter who has earned her place on the hollywood ladder.

On paper, Lily Collins’ path to screen stardom could have been the classic Hollywood tale of a rock-star offspring’s directionless search for fame in Tinseltown, drifting from project to project before fading into obscurity. There were detours en route for the daughter of Genesis drummer and solo superstar Phil Collins —a stint as a teen-magazine columnist, an appearance in reality show The Hills and a period studying broadcast journalism—but when she bagged her breakthrough role in the Snow White reboot Mirror Mirror, her true calling was clear.

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Since then it’s been an upward trajectory, from fantasy epic The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones to her latest lead role, in oddball romance Rules Don’t Apply. Growing up the daughter of a music icon has put her in good stead, she says: “I experienced and saw the good and the bad, and I entered into this knowing [about both], so I think that’s helped me deal with stuff.”

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Watch the trailer for “Rules Don’t Apply” starring Lily Collins

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“Hollywood is such a fickle place, you really have to go day-to-day and with the flow”
Lily Collins, 27
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12 2016 The Red Bulletin

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